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Donna's Orzo Veggie Salad

Published On: Jul 01 2013 09:42:44 AM CDT
Donna's Orzo Veggie Salad

Orzo Veggie Salad

This is a perfect side dish for a casual cookout or picnic.

  • 1-1/2 cups orzo
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups asparagus, blanched and cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 medium red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) baby corn
  • 1 cup green onions, diced

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chili garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, cook orzo in boiling water with chicken bouillon for 7 - 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain well and place in a serving bowl. Add sesame oil, asparagus, red pepper, corn, and green onions.

In a small bowl or jar, combine all dressing ingredients. Pour into bowl with orzo and vegetables.. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fat, gm.: 1
  • Protein, gm.: 4
  • Carbs, gm.: 20
  • Cholesterol, mg.: 0
  • Fiber, gm.: 1.4
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